Monday, September 30, 2013

Human Services Center Set to Open This Week

County officials will move Durham’s Department of Social Services into its new headquarters starting midweek, consolidating operations now scattered in different parts of the city.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Names Director of Sales and Marketing

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club recently appointed Jack Schmidt as its director of sales and marketing

Friday, September 27, 2013

Durham's Xero Flor Installs Green Roof on Empire State Building

Xero Flor, a Durham company that distributes green roof systems announced that they have installed green roof systems on the Empire State Building.

Duke Medicine Named Vccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit by NIAID

Duke Medicine has been named a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to evaluate vaccines, treatments and diagnostics to protect people from infectious diseases, including emerging public health needs.

Duke Cancer Institute Honors Researchers with Shingleton Award

The Duke Cancer Institute has named Thomas and Janet Kean of Norwood, N.C., and Nick Valvano of Cary, N.C., president emeritus of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, as the 2013 recipients of the Shingleton Award, which recognizes the outstanding service and generosity of individuals who are committed to the war against cancer.

Museum of Life and Science to Host Global Cardboard Challenge

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham will be the region's only host site for the Global Cardboard Challenge Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. Guests will use cardboard, Makedo connectors and other building supplies to build additions on to the "Colossal Cardboard Imagination Machine."

Google Glass Coming to Durham

Google will be taking its Google Glass on the road and its first stop will be in Durham on October 5 from 10am-6pm in Bay 7 at American Tobacco. RSVP to try it out.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Purdue Pharma to Bring 100 Jobs to Durham

Perdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P., a pharmaceutical company will build a $59 million manufacturing plant in the Treyburn Corporate Park in Durham, creating 100 jobs over the next three years.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scioderm Named a 2013 "Fierce Top 15" Company by FierceBiotech

Scioderm, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company has been selected by FierceBiotech as one of their "Fierce 15" for 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Duke Nursing Professor Receives Award

Karin Reuter-Rice, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar award to continue her research on blood vessel spasms in pediatric intensive care unit patients.

Duke Professor Honored With University Scholar/Teacher Award

Edna Andrews, professor and Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has been awarded the 2013 University Scholar/Teacher Award, presented by President Richard H. Brodhead Thursday at the Academic Council session.

State Farm Agent Opens Durham Practice

State Farm announced new agent Antonio Vela has opened a practice in Durham on Sherron Road.

RTI Scientist Inducted in Hall of Fame

Mansukh Wani, emeritus principal scientist at RTI International, was inducted into the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame for his contributions to medicinal chemistry.

Bell and Howell announces new VP

Bell and Howell, a global provider of multi-channel communications, has hired Michael Lambert as vice president of the company’s new Enterprise Solutions Group.

Home Builders Association Announces New Executive VP

Holly Fraccaro of Chicago has been named the new executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.

Friday, September 20, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline Receives Anthrax Treatment Contract

 British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday that it has landed a four-year contract to supply an anthrax treatment to the U.S. government for use as a counter measure to a potential bioterrorist attack.

Mercedes Dealership Slotted for Soutpoint

Hendrick Automotive Dealership  is looking to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership near The Streets at Southpoint mall and to move the downtown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealership onto the same site.

RDU Receives $2.7M Federal Grant

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been selected to receive a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration to complete Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of the Terminal 1 air carrier apron, which is the area where planes load, unload, refuel and park for maintenance.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Duke Business School to Offer Masters in China

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will offer a one-year Master's of Management Studies program at its university in Kunshan, China.

Duke Developed Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral vs. Bacterial Infections

A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses.

Duke Business School Launches Energy Finance Concentration

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will provide students with analysis to this type of question through its new Energy Finance concentration and two new sustainability focused courses.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pure Barre Coming to Erwin Mill

 A franchise location of Pure Barre is coming to Durham at The Shops at Erwin Mill off Ninth Street.

Durham's Relevance Merging With Metadata Partners

Durham software consulting firm Relevance is merging with Metadata Partners to create a new firm called Cognitect, headquartered in Downtown Durham.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Durham Health Consulting Firm nabs CDC Contract

Durham health consulting firm SciMetrika has received a 36-month, $1.5 million immunization contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Triangle Business Journal Reveals 50 Fastest Growing Companys

The Triangle Business Journal has unveiled its 2013 Fast 50 Awards list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Triangle area. Seven Durham companies were included on the list.

Quintiles closes on Novella Clinical

Durham contract research organization Quintiles has closed on its acquisition of Morrisville-based Novella Clinical.

Duke University Receives Approval to Open University in China

Duke University has received final approval for Duke Kunshan University, a university that will confer Duke degrees in partnership with Wuhan University.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Biogen Idec Foundation Grant to Help Durham STEM Students

Durham middle school students in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) apprenticeship program will receive academic mentoring as part of a new grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.

American Tobacco Launches Nonprofit Hub

The American Tobacco Campus, has launched a dedicated office space for housing nonprofits, called MissionPost, which includes The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Durham's Truphone Makes Marketing Agreement With British Telecom Firm

Durham-based Truphone has signed a marketing agreement with British telecom giant BT Group, a deal that could dramatically increase Truphone’s customer base.

Duke's Wilson to Receive Award for Work With Cochlear Implants

Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants who serves as a co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will receive the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.

Duke Launches Duke Institute for Health Innovation

Duke University has launched the Duke Institute for Health Innovation, which aims to promote health care innovation across disciplines.

Durham Architects to Design Raleigh Pedestrian Malls

Landscape architects from Durham-based Lappas + Havener will redesign pedestrian malls in Downtown Raleigh.

Oval Park Grille and Tonic Bar to Open on Broad Street.

Todd Whitney and Greg Demarchie will open Oval Park Grille, a chef and ingredient-driven neighborhood grill and Tonic Bar next to each other in the former Broad Street Cafe Location on 1116 Broad Street.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Streets at Southpoint Adds 8 New Stores

The Streets at Southpoint Mall has recently added eight new stores including Mori Luggage & Gifts, Brooks Brothers, Hanna Andersson children’s apparel, Apricot Lane boutique, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn Teen, Vans, and the seasonal Halloween & More store.

Durham startup Earl Energy wins $1.2 million US Army grant

Earl Energy, a small energy company in Durham has won a $1.2 million U.S. Army grant to develop large power converters for the military.

Friday, September 6, 2013

DPAC Proposes Expansion

Durham Performing Arts Center has proposed a 102,000 expansion that would include a 134-room hotel, retail space, a new President's Club Lounge and more women's toilets.

Durham med tech HeartIT wins $2.5M NIH grant

A Durham medical-imaging firm, HeartIT, has received a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to create cloud-based services for heart-imaging laboratories.

Carolina Panthers Charities Awards Grants to Durham Parks and Recreation

The Carolina Panthers Charities awarded a $3,000 grant for the continuation and expansion of a challenger flag football league. The department also received a $4,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association for the implementation of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Berenbaum Acquires Ninth Street Bakery

Ari Berenbaum, a former head baker at Ninth Street Bakery who has been operating his own bakery, Berenbaum's since 2011, has acquired Ninth Street Bakery.

Self-Help Project Coming to West Chapel Hill Street

A Self-Help credit union project will bring a cooperative grocery and other businesses to West Chapel Hill Street.

Gregoria's Kitchen to Reopen on Hillsborough Rd.

Gregoria's Kitchen, a Cuban restaurant damaged by a fire earlier this year, will reopen at 2701 Hillsborough Road this fall.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Law Firm Partners Selected for "Best Lawyers in America 2014"

Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins has announced that all of its partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. William J. Thomas II earned the distinction in the field of criminal defense, non-white collar, according to a news release. Jay H. Ferguson was named in the field of eminent domain and condemnation law, and Philip A. Mullins IV was named in the field of personal injury litigation, plaintiffs.

Hill, Chesson & Woody Named Award Winner

Durham's Hill, Chesson & Woody, has been named a winner in Carolina Parent’s 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards.

Healthy heart coach partners with chiropractic center

The Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Durham announced a new partnership with registered nurse Peggy Gleason, an integrative health coach and the founder of Healthy Heart Coach.
Gleason, together with the Durham chiropractic care team, will be providing enhanced wellness care services